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AAP members wishing to submit resolutions to the Annual Leadership Forum need to be aware of the process for obtaining Chapter and District support for their resolutions. For a detailed discussion of the Annual Leadership Forum history and future dates, the purpose and significance of resolutions, and the resolution process please refer to the review on the National AAP website's Member's Only Channel.


An AAP member submitting a resolution should draft the resolution in the approved format. Resolution Template


Find detailed information here




Vote in National AAP Election for National and District President

October 1 deadline



Shot@Life Event- United Nations Foundation

October 3

11353 Bunche Hall, UCLA

9:30 am - 4 pm

Contact Terrell Carter at for more information and to RSVP

See flyer for details


Town Hall - Meningococcal and Influenza Disease

October 3

Maggiano's in Woodland Hills

6:30-9 pm

Contact Ken Saul, MD, FAAP at to RSVP

Find details here.  


Institute on "Complexity of Care for Youth in Foster Care"

October 25

Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

8 am to 5 pm

Registration information can be found here


The Help Group Summit 2012

Advances and Best Practices in Autism; Learning Disabilities and ADHD

October 26 - Autism

October 27 - ADHD

Skirball Cultural Center

Los Angeles

Contact Karen Swift for more information at


Webinar slides from AAP-CA Vaccine presentation 

can be found Here



Check out our new website on Wild Apricot!  


AAP-CA2 wants YOU to help us test out our new and improved website with added features. It is still under construction, but please click through the site and give us your feedback! 
A Members-Only section will be added, exclusively for Chapter Members.  


Fit to Play & Learn is launching its 2nd year in LAUSD!


AAP-CA2 has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Nurses Act to Prevent Obesity (SNAPO) to champion a childhood obesity prevention program,
Fit to Play & Learn. The brand new program is teaching low-income 4th and 5th graders and their parents ways to integrate healthy food, healthy drinks choices, and physical activities into their daily lives.


We are currently taking donations to fund this program. Thank you for 
your support!

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American Academy of Pediatrics, California - Chapter 2             
October 2012 E-Newsletter

Dear Dr.   ,


Richard Pan's AB 2109 bill (see below) requiring counseling for parents by a health care professional prior to opting out of vaccines for school entry using the personal beliefs exemption is on Governor Brown's desk.  The anti-vaccine groups are lobbying him to veto the bill.  We must do our part to protect not only their children, but all the children in California, by urging him to sign the bill. There are only four days left for Governor Brown to sign bills. You can contact his office here to urge him to sign AB 2109 today.

Globally, the Shot for Life Campaign, is supporting world health and global immunization and is having an event on Wednesday, October 3rd on the UCLA campus.  Please see the attached flyer and agenda under "calendar of events" on the left, and plan to attend in support of global immunization. Also, please forward this information to any others who might be interested as well. This event is sponsored by the AAP and the United Nations Foundation.

Thank you!


Heide Woo, MD, FAAP


AAP - California, Chapter 2


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AAP-CA Update
By Kris Calvin


The California Legislature has passed and sent to the Governor's desk AB 2109. This bill would require families requesting a Personal Belied Exemption (PBE) from one or more vaccines required for school entry to submit a form signed by a health care provider, as specified (MD, DO, NP, PA, naturopathic practitioner or school nurse) documenting that the family has received information on the benefits and risks of immunizations, as well as the consequences to others in the community should they develop a vaccine-preventable disease and expose 
susceptible individuals. 

The bill is authored by Assembly Member Richard Pan, M.D. FAAP, and is sponsored jointly by the AAP-CA, the California Immunization Coalition, the California Medical Association, and the Health Officers Association of California. 

In signing the form, a pediatrician or other health care provider is only documenting that the family received the appropriate information; the healthcare provider is not endorsing any decision by the family not to vaccinate. AB 2109 would not prevent any parent or guardian from gaining an exemption for their child from the school entry requirement for one or more vaccines. Rather, it simply adds one step to the process in recognition of the role that vaccines play in protecting the health of all children and the community. (Currently, in California a parent can sign the form at the school and instantaneously receive the exemption). 

For more information on the Personal Belief Exemption and AB 2109, please go to the below link to a brief informative article by Wilbert Mason, MD, FAAP and Yasuko Fukuda, MD, FAAP. 

Your Action Needed Now! Please contact the Governor and share the following statement, personalizing, as desired. Include your medical credentials and type, and location of practice.

Dear Governor Brown, 
I write to urge you to sign into law AB 2109 (Pan). As someone who has dedicated my career to keeping families healthy, 
I support this measure to increase awareness of the important role vaccinations play in protecting my patients from 
communicable diseases. 

You may use any of the following contact methods: 
1. FAX to the Governor at 916-558-3160 
2. EMAIL using the following comment form 
3. CALL the Governor's office at 916-445-2841. Leave a voicemail if needed (they keep track of these) urging the Governor to sign AB 2109. (At times this # yields a busy signal or a message that it will not accept voicemails. Try again, or use one of the other contact formats.) 
Thank you for your interest in AAP-CA advocacy and activities! Please take a look at the list of bills District is following in Sacramento this year at 
For questions or comments on "all things AAP-CA", please contact Kris Calvin at

2013-2014 National AAP Agenda For Children  

Child Health Priority Nominations 


The Advisory Committee to the Board on Strategic Planning (ACBOSP) invites you to submit a nomination for a new child health priority for the AAP Agenda For Children 2013-2014. 


The AAP is actively working on two new multi-year priorities approved last year, Epigenetics, and Children, Adolescents, and Media. For proposals to be submitted and discussed this year, ACBOSP has noted a specific interest in considering longer-range child health issues that are percolating and may develop into major national issues over the next few years. 


Should you choose to nominate a topic, please use the attached nomination form and return to Danielle Kilchenstein at by October 10, 2012. 


Funding Opportunities
The CATCH Program is a national program of the American Academy of Pediatrics that increases children's access to medical homes or specific health services supporting pediatricians and communities who are involved in community-based efforts for children. The CATCH program offers a variety of funding opportunities for pediatricians. The 2013 Cycle 2 CATCH Implementation and Resident Call for Proposals will open 11/1/2012. The application deadline is 1/31/2013 at 2 pm CST. 
Feel free to contact your Chapter CATCH Liaisons Alice Kuo, MD, FAAP at and Elisa Nicholas, MD, FAAP at
Find out more information here